Good Morning Lacquered Lifers! People are always asking me about the lanterns on my house, and so this morning I thought I would share a wonderful source for gas or electric lanterns – Bevolo. Bevolo Gas & Electric Lights was established in 1945 in New Orleans, LA, and three generations later is still owned by the Bevolo family, and each lantern is still made by hand in New Orleans. Bevolo’s French Quarter lantern has come to be one of the most recognizable pieces of a visit to New Orleans’ French Quarter. While our lanterns are not in fact Bevolo, they were made by a lamp company in Charleston that is unfortunately no longer in business, I am a huge fan of the Bevolo brand it is now my go to resource for beautiful copper lanterns.
This is Bevolo’s bracket mounted Williamsburg lantern, which is extremely similar to the lantern on the exterior facade of Church Street. The six sided lantern on the piazza at Church Street is mounted with a yoke, which is a great way to hang lanterns if you want to prevent them from moving around in a strong breeze or storm … something we have to be wary of in both Charleston and New Orleans. And this is the Bevolo Six Sided Lantern, which looks very similar to the lanterns on the piazza. So when you’re looking for that perfect handmade copper lantern, look no further than family-owned Bevolo. These southern talents have sold lanterns to customers in all fifty states, and thirty-two countries. So whether you’re looking for a lantern for your home in Charleston or London – Bevolo has got you covered. Happy lantern hunting!
Photos of Church Street by Francesco Lagnese